Archive for the ‘2016’ Category

Warm Gooey Gut Feelings

Can you believe it’s almost here? Are the looming holidays causing your anxiety to spike and your excitement to stir? Us too. I love Christmas. LOVE it.  I live for that warm gooey feeling you get in your gut when you’re surrounded by good food and better people. I’m waiting, rather impatiently, for my 16 […]

Crispy Carnita Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins with Salsa Verde and Manchego

Fall has barely arrived here in Ottawa and I’m already buried in succulent braises, creamy, gut-hugging soups, slow roasted veggies and way too many apple-cinnamon dessert (if that’s possible?). These incredibly tasty stuffed sweet potato skins throw a nod to my favourite taco fillings from the summer while embracing the slow, hearty flavours that the […]

Heartfelt Food + Creamy Potato & Kale Mash

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws and Zehrs. All opinions are 100% mine. There is something to be said for tradition around the holidays. The comforting understanding that everything will be the same. That same white and floral plate adorned with , buttery green beans, stuffing jeweled with dried […]

Heartfelt Food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws and Zehrs. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a sucker for big family dinners, I always have been. The hustle and bustle of a house filled with fast-moving bodies, laughter, pots clanging as the smell of something wonderful fills the air, gathering together […]

In Season: Spiced Lamb Rack with Green Olive Pistachio & Orange Gremolata

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. There was a time when Ontario lamb was most commonly sold in the spring, signalling the return of warmer days ahead. Nowadays, they are raised year round so there is no reason you can’t cook up […]

IN SEASON: Ontario Peaches

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. PEACH SEASON! Are you filling your carts, baskets, bags and pockets with all things peach? I know we are. My motto for the month is “put a peach on it!”. Salads, gazpacho, stuffed chicken, tacos… everything […]

In Season: Sockeye Salmon

I find myself saying, “we need to eat more seafood” far too much these days. On the odd occasion that I do find myself in the seafood section of the grocery store/market, I always end up bringing something, whatever is ethical and in season, home with me and vowing to do it more often as […]

In Season: Ontario Asparagus

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Vegetables at their peak – is anything more beautiful? I’m sure by now you’ve spotted vibrant bundles of Ontario asparagus lining the produce shelves of your grocery store. We can’t seem to get enough of it […]

In Season: Fiddlehead {sponsored}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometime around mid-late April, the fronds of the Wild Ostrich Fern start to unfurl from beneath swamps, marshes and forests around New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec and make their way into the hands of keen foragers. […]

Raising a Glass to Mama

I used to think I knew what it was to give all of myself. To dig deep and push harder, love more, be kinder, forgive more easily. And then I became a mother and realized that I had a lot more of myself tucked away, hiding in the shadows waiting to be summoned. Though I’m […]